Indianapolis Indians: Job Description


Job Title:                        Groundskeeping Assistant Internship                  Status:      Internship

Reports To:      Head Groundskeeper    FLSA:         Non-Exempt

Department:                 Operations                Effective:  March-May 2015                                                                          

Job Summary:

Provide high level of support for the entire Indianapolis Indians Grounds Department.


Essential Functions:

·       Assist in daily aspects of the grounds operation

·       Specific duties shall include, but not be limited to:

·       Clay work including infield skin, mounds, homeplates, and warning track

·       Turf work including fertilizer and pesticide application, mowing, and edging

·       All cultural practices

·       Basic equipment maintenance

·       Irrigation scheduling and repair

·       Wear management

·       Tarp handling and weather situations


Other Duties/Responsibilities:

·       Assist with all extra events including other baseball events, softball games, corporate events, and concerts

·       Inventory management

·       Outside landscaping and irrigation repair

·       Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a two or four year turfgrass or horticultural program at the university level.  Individual should have strong communication and people skills, a high attention to detail, and a tremendous desire to learn.  Must be highly self-motivated.  Baseball field maintenance background is preferred but NOT required


Skills & Abilities:

Honesty/confidentiality and strong attention to detail & accuracy

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a stressful environment

Ingenuity to take on or create new projects

Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Ability to work up to 14 hours per day and up to 80 hours per week (in-season)


Dates:                 March 1, 2015– September 15, 2015

Hours:                 40+ hours per week in addition to all home games

Compensation:  $8.00 per hour.  Assistants average between $2000 to $2300 per month for the season.

            Extra pay is also available for working extra events throughout the season

How to Apply:   Send Resume, Cover Letter, and References to Joey Stevenson –



Company Description:

The Indianapolis Indians are the professional Triple-A baseball club affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and has been in continuous operation since 1902. The Indians play their home games at Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis, a 14,200-seat ballpark that has received numerous national accolades as one of the best minor league stadiums in the United States. In 2014 the Indians’ front office was named one of the "Best Places to Work in Indiana" by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. The 2012 and 2013 International League West Division champions led all of Minor League Baseball in attendance in 2013. The Tribe was also presented with Baseball America's Triple-A Bob Freitas Award for the best overall operations at the Triple-A level that year. The stadium features newly renovated state of the art sand based Kentucky Bluegrass playing surface that has earned Field of the Year honors in 2011, 2012, & 2014.  The mission of the organization is to provide Indians baseball at Victory Field as affordable and memorable family fun. The Indianapolis Indians is an equal opportunity employer.​